There’s no doubt that if you love anime, or any form of animation, that you might be curious about the behind-the-scenes process of it all. From storyboards to voice actors, so much goes into creating the memorable series that people all around the world enjoy.
Personally, I love to watch anime that explores the industry and art form itself, offering a glimpse into the creation process. There’s so much to learn in these series, plus they’re just plain entertainment. Let’s take a look!
Have you ever wondered who’s behind the voices of your favorite anime characters? Seiyu’s Life! takes viewers behind the mic to look at this career in Japan as viewers follows rookie seiyu Futaba Ichinose.
The series follows her as she works her way through the competitive field, all while making friends and trying her best to succeed. It offers a high-level look at voice acting, from the audition process through vocal training and, finally, bringing the characters to life.
An excellent blend of comedy and slice of life, Seiyu’s Life! is definitely a comfort watch after a long day. While it’s plenty entertaining, there’s also so much to take in about the techniques that go into these actors’ work.
Around the world, voice actors work hard to deliver these performances that stick with us long after we’ve finished a show. With a cast of relatable characters and a fun plot based in reality, Seiyu’s Life! is the perfect celebration of this craft and an enjoyable watch from start to finish.
Watch Seiyu’s Life! on Funimation!
A Sister’s All You Need
This series focuses on the world of light novels. A Sister’s All You Need follows Itsuki Hashima and his novelist friends as they challenge their creativity, meet deadlines and take on life’s many obstacles. Yet this series also offers a profound commentary on light novel culture in Japan.
It’s weird and wacky with a dash of crude humor, providing viewers a glimpse into the light novel industry, poking fun at the job along the way with meta-humor and tropes. I appreciated that each episode focused on creative exercises each character uses to brainstorm or research. If you’re a creative, you’ll likely resonate with this part.
If you’re looking for a fun dive into the world of writing, A Sister’s All You Need provides a unique perspective on the creativity that leads to some of our favorite anime series adaptations.
Watch A Sister’s All You Need on Funimation!
Kakushigoto tells the classic story of a dad, Kakushi Goto (it’s a pun!), looking out for his daughter, Hime, but also trying to make sure she doesn’t find out he draws lewd manga and ruin her innocence. And yet even with its wild setup, the series tells an incredibly wholesome story that explores the dynamic between father and daughter, as the titular Kakushi tries his absolute best.
The anime dives into the manga industry, showing us a bit of what it’s like behind the scenes. Kakushi also struggles with personal problems along the way, in addition to his work stress and unique creative tendencies. He often sells himself short, worrying if his work will be good enough to publish, and what might happen if he loses his job? Could he still provide for Hime?
If you’re looking for something funny, relatable, and just incredible smart and wholesome, you’ve got to add Kakushigoto to your list. It’ll easily put a smile on your face and brighten your day.
Watch Kakushigoto on Funimation!